Channel 7: Building a Great Hanging Basket
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and this is a great idea for Mom or for yourself! Add some annual color to the patio with a hanging basket.
Phil and Bertha will plant a wire hanging basket with summer annuals. This will be a fun demonstration for the viewers to see how easy, fun, and beautiful their own hanging baskets can be!
Considerations for picking your flowers – make sure that you pick the right flowers for your location (shade loving vs. sun loving plants). Because this is a hanging basket, you’ll want flowers or foliage that has a good “trailing” habit. Choose flowers with a few colors for the most visual impact! Baskets with greenery (plants that don’t flower) add a nice softness and fullness to your basket. Examples of great trailing flowers for your baskets: Wave Petunias, Lobelia, Calibrachoa, Sweet Potato Vine, Vinca Vine, Trailing Verbena, and Bacopa.
Step 1 – Pick what size container you would like. Keep in mind, the smaller the basket, the more often you’ll have to water!
Step 2 – Insert a liner. Liners can be made out of Spagnum Moss, Cocoa Liner, Supamoss, or Burlap.
Step 3 – Put in a base layer of potting soil of 4 – 6″.
Step 4 – Cut the liner and start planting! Continue planting and adding soil as you fill the basket.
Step 5 – Plant the top portion of the basket.
Step 6 – Hang and water!